Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 May 2011

300 Pages | 34 b/w halftones

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199602186

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The Pen and the People

English Letter Writers, 1660-1800

Susan Whyman

  • A whole new perspective on popular literacy in England
  • Reconstructs actual dialogues between correspondents - brings to life the intimate lives of ordinary people
  • Examines the role of popular letter writing on reading and the rise of the novel
  • Full appendix presenting the newly discovered archives - includes biographical details of letter writers and the subjects they wrote about